Congress Hears About the Hunt For Alien Life

May 22, 2014 3:04 PM

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Experts told members of a Congressional science committee Wednesday that it seems very likely that we will discover signs of potential life in the galaxy within the next few decades.

"At least a half-dozen other worlds that might have life are in our solar system. The chances of finding it, I think, are good, and if that happens, it'll happen in the next 20 years," Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with the California-based SETI Institute, said during a hearing before the House Sc...

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